Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the conference?

This year’s virtual conference costs $12.50* for Self-Advocates, Individuals living with a developmental disability, Family members, Caregivers, Full-time students; and $25 for General Registration.
* A limited number of discounted registration scholarships are available
REGISTER HERE!

Registration related questions

  1. Several people from my school are planning to attend the conference. Can I register them all at one time? If so, how do I do this?
    If your group contains ten or more people, we ask that you complete our group registration form. To obtain this form, please email acega@gsu.edu.

    If your group contains less than ten people, please register each person in Marketplace, our registration management system. To register your group, please go here: Access Marketplace

  2. I’m paying for the conference through a check or purchase order, when does my payment need to be received?

    Registration payment is not due at the time of registration. However, if possible, we ask that payments be mailed to our office prior to the conference. Checks need to be made payable to: Georgia State University. Registration checks can be mailed to the following address:

    Autism Conference & Expo
    Attn: Charlena Gatlin
    Center for Leadership in Disability
    Georgia State University
    75 Piedmont Avenue NE, Suite 514
    Atlanta, GA 30303

  3. My school needs a W9, in order to pay for the conference. Whom do I contact about this?
    Please email acega@gsu.edu with an email titled “W9 needed”.

  4. I need an agenda to attach with my travel authorization. Where can I find the full program?
    We will be posting the full program in the upcoming weeks.

How do I access the Conference once I register?

Access the Conference by going to Whova.

  • If you’ve attended ACE in the past, you can use the same login info as before.
  • You can select “Forgot password” if you don’t remember your credentials.
  • Be sure to use the e-mail you used to register for the conference.
  • Not working/need a new account? Select “Create a New Account” or reach out to us to update your existing information.

What is the mission of ACE?

The Autism Conference & Expo of Georgia is an annual event that provides an opportunity for sharing knowledge and resources about supports for individuals with autism and their families in Georgia. The Autism Conference & Expo represents the collaboration and contributions of an alliance of leading self-advocates, family members, community partners, state agencies, and other stakeholders. This conference is an important component of the Autism Plan for Georgia.

What should I know about the 7th annual ACE?

  • Dates: May 12-13, 2021 – English Track
  • Dates: May 14, 2021 – Spanish Track
  • Location: Online

What is this year’s Agenda?

For detailed session information, please view the agenda through Whova by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 12

    12:00-12:45 – Mix and Mingle*
    12:45-1:00 – Welcome
    12:30-1:00 – Lunch/Exhibitors
    1:00-2:15 – Keynote
    1:00-2:00 – Keynote (Dr. Eric Moody)
    2:15-3:45 – Research in the Time of COVID-19    3:45-4:00 – Closing Remarks & Conference Evaluation
    4:00-5:00 – Virtual Exhibition

*Mix & Mingle is not a required session. Please join if you would like to connect with other conference attendees an some of the conference committee team members for informal conversation.

Thursday, May 13

    9:00-9:30 – Virtual Exhibition
    9:30-9:45 – Welcome
    9:45-10:15 – Outstanding Achievement Award Acceptance and Presentation
    10:30-11:30 – Keynote (Dr. Eric Moody)
    12:00-1:15 – Georgia Act Early Team Panel
    1:30-2:00 – Virtual Exhibition
    2:00-3:00 – Accreditation for Applied Behavior Analysis Organizations
    3:15-4:15 – Self-Advocacy Panel
    4:15-4:30 – Closing Remarks & Conference Evaluation

Friday, May 14 – Spanish Track

    12:00-12:45 – Mix and Mingle*
    12:45-1:00 – Welcome and Introduction
    1:00-2:00 – Presentation One
    2:15-3:15 – Presentation Two
    3:30-4:30 – Presentation Three
    4:30-4:45 – Closing Remarks & Conference Evaluation

*Mix & Mingle is not a required session. Please join if you would like to connect with other conference attendees an some of the conference committee team members for informal conversation.

Who will be this year’s Keynote?

Dr. Eric Moody

What are this year’s Breakout Sessions?

TBD

What are the approved payment methods?

On the last page of your online registration form, you will be given three payment options: credit card, check or purchase order. Checks and purchase orders must be made out to Georgia State University.

Registration checks can be mailed to the following address:

Autism Conference & Expo
Attn: Charlena Gatlin
Center for Leadership in Disability
Georgia State University
75 Piedmont Avenue NE, Suite 514
Atlanta, GA 30303

How can I become an exhibitor or sponsor for ACE?

We have two categories:

  • Exhibitor ($125)
  • Sponsor ($250)

For more information about the benefits of being an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact us at acega@gsu.edu.

How can I virtually engage with Exhibitors and Sponsors at ACE?

Attendees will be able to access videos and handouts through the web-based platform, but not on the mobile app.

The Virtual Exhibitions are scheduled on Wednesday, May 12th from 4 pm - 5 pm and Thursday, May 13th from 9 am - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Each Exhibitor will:

  • Share up to a 30-second introduction to ALL attendees in the Zoom Meeting main room.
  • Have an individual breakout room to connect with attendees to answer questions and provide more information

Who do I contact if I have questions about the conference?

E-mail is the quickest and best way to contact the ACE Committee with any questions and/or concerns. Please direct all questions to acega@gsu.edu. If you do call, please allow more time for us to respond as we are all still working remotely at this time.

Can I receive CEU credit for attending this conference?

TBD

Who do I contact if I have accommodation needs, such as an interpreter?

Please email acega@gsu.edu with your specific needs. In your email, please include your email address and phone number, in case we have any questions regarding your request.

* If in need of a Sign Language interpreter, please contact us by no later than April 1, 2021*

Where can I find more information?